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Download videos from YouTube (and similar video platforms) and add them to IPFS.

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Download videos from YouTube (and similar video platforms) and add them to IPFS.

Based on youtube-dl and py-ipfs-http-client.



Latest published version:

$ pip install youtube2ipfs

Bleeding edge:

$ pip install git+


First, make sure you have IPFS running. Then:

$ youtube2ipfs

You can view the result through the IPFS gateway:

It accepts multiple URL's, as well as channels and playlists. Multiple files will be added to the same top-level directory. Subtitles will also be downloaded and metadata is added to the video file.

For more details, use the --verbose or -v option (once or twice). A custom IPFS node can also be specified.

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